On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Gospel for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cut from John Michael Talbot's "Table of Plenty" CD, we will talk with Bonnie Engstrom about her book, "61 Minutes to a Miracle: Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible." Bonnie's son, James, was stillborn. Through the intercession of Venerable Fulton Sheen and for the glory of God, he came back to life after being without a pulse for 61 minutes. In July, the Engstrom family miracle was approved by Pope Francis, paving the way for Sheen's possible canonization. Also, we will learn about Francis Xavier Prefontaine, one of Father Rich Jasper's Modern Day Witnesses.
Bonnie Engstrom: Author of 61 Minutes to a Miracle, Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible.
Catholic Women Now
Bonnie shares the story of her son, James who was stillborn after a home birth. Rushed to the hospital, the prognosis was grim. After attempting to resuscitate him, the doctors decided no more could be done. Just as they stopped their efforts, James's heart began to beat. What laid ahead was organ failure, brain damage, and a life of special needs or even if he could even survive. Storming social media for prayers and seeking the intercession of Venerable Bishop Fulton Sheen, James today is a healthy normal boy. How do Bonnie and Travis share the glory of God and keep life normal for their family and their son? How does Bonnie process that their son lived while other parents do not receive this miracle? These are the questions we asked. Her humility and love for Jesus is a beautiful witness. To get to know Bonnie and find out about her book, here is her website: Find more at www.bonnieengstrom.com
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Come with us to Germany to see the Passion Play at Oberammergau: www.patrickcoffin.media/pilgrimage. Take $100 OFF if you sign up in June. Want more shows and premium content not available anywhere else? Join Coffin Nation. www.coffinnation.com. Doors open July 15. ******** Okay, this is a personal biggie. To get to talk to the mother of the baby boy, James Fulton Engstrom, who was stillborn on September 16, 2010, after a healthy pregnancy. The baby stayed dead for 61 minutes. Let that sink in. James’s parents, Bonnie and Travis, began praying—hoping very much against hope—for the intercession of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who was born and raised near their hometown, to “do something!” After 61 minutes, something totally unexpected and yet longed for happened. The baby’s heart quickened into a healthy rhythm, and a lovely pink flush replaced the ashen gray of his corpse. TOTALLY impossible, according to every medical expert who has examined the case, and yet it happened. But they weren’t out of the woods. Sweet Baby James, by all evidence, would never recover from the catastrophic loss of oxygen. Doctors predicted the worst. The Engstroms leveraged social media and doubled down on the heavenly “ask.” People in many countries came to the assistance with prayers. And none of the medical disasters came to pass. James was, and is, normal. This is an incredible story, and is set to be the bona fide miracle that will make “Uncle Fultie” become Blessed Fulton J. Sheen, one step away from canonization. Ah, cool! ******** Don't miss our FREE Livestreams in Facebook, Like my page to get notified when we go live: www.facebook.com/patrickcoffin.media
104: Miracles, Saints, and Fulton Sheen ft. Bonnie Engstrom
The Catholic Feminist
Who gets a miracle? It seems like a weird question. But miracles happen—and one happened to today’s guest. When hearing the story of her son’s birth, trauma, and miraculous recovery, though, one question that stopped me in my tracks and weighed on my heart was why Bonnie? Not that she’s not awesome—because she is—but because so many praying parents lose children every day. Bonnie + I unpack this a bit after she tells her story, explains how saints utilize miracles to become canonized, and why Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause is paused. We also dive into her live as a Catholic blogger and why blogging has transformed from what it used to be. Bonnie’s story is heartfelt and vulnerable, and I hope listening to it opens a dialogue between you and your Creator. Today’s episode is brought to you by Select International Tours. Ever wanted to sail the Danube River with Father Leo Patalinghug and have the cultural and spiritual experience of a life time? This November, Select International wants to take you on an all-inclusive pilgrimage with Daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and more. Check out www.thecatholicfeministpodcast.com/tour to book your spot today, and www.selectinternationaltours.com/feminist to learn more about the amazing trips Select International has to offer and get $100 off any tour package. Give your spiritual life a jolt by traveling abroad without having to stress about planning your perfect pilgrimage. Select International has you covered.
This weekend we have a special guest on this week's Mary's Touch Radio Program. * Bonnie Engstrom is a cradle Catholic and stay-at-home mom. She married her dashing husband in 2006 and they now have seven children: one in Heaven and six more wandering around their house, probably eating pretzels found under the couch. Bonnie lives in central Illinois, loves the Blessed Trinity and gets excited about baking, music, film adaptations of Jane Austen books, and the Chicago Bears. She blogs at A Knotted Life. * Bonnie shares her devotion to the church and Our Blessed Mother Mary.* She is a devotion writer for Blessed Is She; co-host of the now retired Visitation Project radio show; and host of the Sheenazing Blogger Awards.
EP 39: The (Alleged) Miracle of Fulton Sheen with Bonnie Engstrom
The Catholic Mama
In this episode of The Catholic Mama podcast, Christine is joined by Catholic wife and mother, speaker and writer Bonnie Engstrom to discuss how our God is the Living God, Who still works among us, loves us, and cares for us in very real ways, including the miraculous and wondrous saving of her stillborn son over eight years ago through the intercession of Fulton Sheen. While the investigation into the alleged miracle is on pause (and hopefully coming to an end soon), the implications of it are clear: God is here, He is among us, and He loves us. Like what you hear? Then please subscribe and leave a very nice review. They help spread this little ministry across the internet and keep those motivational fires burning here at TCM :) --- Need help answering some basic questions about Christianity and Catholicism? Then be sure and grab The Catholic Mama's How to Talk to Your Kids about God, available for FREE here.
This was one of the most fun and hilarious podcast conversations I've had. I'm not sure you'll get much out of this episode, other than feeling like Bonnie and I are two normal people who like to laugh and have lots of kids. And that's totally fine with Bonnie and me. Sometimes I record episodes for you. And sometimes I just want to record an episode for me. Thanks to the cast and crew of The Show: Tim Glemkowski Steve Buksh Katie Kuchar Ian Riley Support The Show and get exclusive content and access! Leave me a voicemail for The Show Call 817-527-1423 to leave me a voicemail, and I'll play it on an upcoming episode. Introduce yourself, ask a question, or let me know what you thought about a past episode or guest. Want a hug for your brain? Mushroom elixirs are a natural food to support focus and memory. Try Lion's Mane at Four Sigmatic using the offer code HOLYSHROOM to get 10% off! Try some mushrooms here.Special Guest: Bonnie Engstrom.Support The Show with Edmund MitchellLinks:We, A Great ParadeWhole Parenting FamilyMary Lenaburg – Writer, Speaker, Woman of GodThe Pray More Healing Retreat!
FoC 075: When a Saint Brings a Baby Back to Life: The Alleged Miracle of Venerable Fulton Sheen with Bonnie Engstrom
The Fountains of Carrots Podcast
We love Bonnie Engstrom and she’s joined us on the podcast before to chat about liturgical living, but we’ve never devoted an episode to her amazing story of her son James and the alleged miracle that brought him back to life….until now! Despite being familiar with the Engstrom’s story and hearing it from Bonnie … Continue reading FoC 075: When a Saint Brings a Baby Back to Life: The Alleged Miracle of Venerable Fulton Sheen with Bonnie Engstrom →